Energy Education for Grades 4-5

Posted on April 22, 2021

by Monique B

According to a recent estimate, more than half of the electricity used in the U.S. in 2020 was generated through fossil fuels, or non-renewable energy sources. Find out more about fossil fuels and their effects on the environment and health, and learn about cleaner, renewable energy sources.

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed.  Need help with your card or PIN?  Contact your nearest location.  Need a new card?  

Cover of Fossil Fuels Cover of Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

Cover of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels Cover of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels

Fossil Fuels and Biofuels

Cover of Endangered Energy: Investigating the Scarcity of Fossil Fuels Cover of Endangered Energy: Investigating the Scarcity of Fossil Fuels

Endangered Energy: Investigating the Scarcity of Fossil Fuels

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Finding Out About Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Cover of Finding Out About Coal, Oil and Natural Gas

Finding Out About Coal, Oil and Natural Gas

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects Cover of Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects

Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects

hoopla
Cover of Finding Out About Nuclear Energy Cover of Finding Out About Nuclear Energy

Finding Out About Nuclear Energy

hoopla
Cover of Water and Geothermal Energy Cover of Water and Geothermal Energy

Water and Geothermal Energy

Cover of Biomass: Fueling Change Cover of Biomass: Fueling Change

Biomass: Fueling Change

Cover of Onion Juice, Poop and Other Surprising Sources of Alternative Energy Cover of Onion Juice, Poop and Other Surprising Sources of Alternative Energy

Onion Juice, Poop and Other Surprising Sources of Alternative Energy

hoopla
Cover of How Renewable Energy Works Cover of How Renewable Energy Works

How Renewable Energy Works

Cover of Renewable Energy Cover of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in Infographics
hoopla
Methane Energy
hoopla
The Impact of Energy
hoopla
Doable Renewables
hoopla

Research Tools

Topic search: electricity, renewable and nonrenewable resources

Category search: energy and conservation.

Gale In Context – Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Offers easy-to-use, age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

School information
Grade Levels: elementary school
Subjects: art/music, English/language arts, geography, history, math, science and social studies

Third-Party Provider: Gale

Access Gale In Context – Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) Now

Points of View Reference Center

Covers multiple sides of an issue with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint.

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

Access Points of View Reference Center Now

Interested in a digital classroom collection list for your classroom on a different topic? Complete our teacher collection request form or call any location for help.

Looking for more related content?

Here are a few selections just for you!

  • Beach vacations can be a blast. Unless you're a character in a book, in which case maybe you should just stay home.

  • Celebrate the late Tim Sale with some of his greatest comics.

  • If you find parades and crowds overwhelming, there are still a lot of ways to celebrate Pride! Here are some great ideas for quiet gays (or introverts in general).